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  • BSc (Hons) Construction Management Programme Specification Academic year September 2018 to August 2019

    Reference:

    Version: 14.00

    Status: Final

    Author: Graham Hough

    Date: 27/09/2018

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    Summary Programme Details In Autumn 2020 a new, updated curriculum will begin. To prepare you to succeed with this new curriculum, we have made some changes to the modules and the order of modules that you take. These changes depend on when you started your studies with us. Due to these changes, the structure and module information below is out of date. For up to date information, please view the relevant Module Information Sheet on your programme page of the VLE. You will still meet the same programme learning outcomes as outlined in this specification.

    Final Award Award: BSc (Hons) Title of (final) Programme Construction Management Credit points: 360 Level of award (QAA FHEQ): 6 Intermediate award(s) Intermediate award 1: Ordinary Degree (please note an Ordinary Degree

    does not carry any PSRB accreditation or recognition).

    Credit points: 300 Level of award (QAA FHEQ): Intermediate award 2: Diploma of Higher Education Credit points: 240 Level of award (QAA FHEQ): 5 Intermediate award 3: Certificate of Higher Education Credit points: 120 Level of award (QAA FHEQ): 4 Validation Validating institution: University College of Estate Management (UCEM) Faculty Construction Date of last validation: March 2013 Date of next periodic review: March 2018 Professional accreditation Accrediting body: The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Date of last programme accreditation:

    October 2014

    Date of next periodic review: October 2019 Accrediting body: Chartered Association of Building Engineers

    (CABE) Date of last accreditation: August 2015 Date of next periodic review: August 2020 Accrediting body: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Date of last programme accreditation:

    July 2016

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    Programme Overview Rationale

    This programme provides students with a rigorous understanding of the principles, practices and ethics involved in construction management in a worldwide context up to Bachelor's degree standard.

    The programme provides the academic underpinning necessary to prepare students for a career as a chartered builder or in other related professions and provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills.

    The programme is primarily designed for people employed in the construction industry, such as those working in large contracting organisations and commercial developers; and local authority or armed forces personnel. Such employment is not mandatory, but is desirable.

    This programme will enable the student to:

    work as a construction site manager, site engineer, contracts surveyor, estimator, buyer or planner;

    satisfy the academic requirements for Chartered Membership of the CIOB;

    satisfy the academic requirement for Chartered Membership of RICS Project Management pathway (note Commercial Management in Construction MAN6CMC module is compulsory);

    Date of next periodic review: TBC Accrediting body: Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers

    (HKICM) Date of last programme accreditation:

    April 2016

    Date of next periodic review: April 2021 Accrediting body: Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

    (ICES) Date of last programme accreditation:

    March 2018

    Date of next periodic review: March 2023 Miscellaneous QAA benchmark statement Construction, property and surveying QAA (2008) Date of commencement of first delivery

    September 2013

    Duration 4 years (standard route) or 3 years (accelerated route). 4 years, plus external end point assessment, if taken as part of an apprenticeship programme.

    Maximum period of registration 12 years UCAS Code K220 Programme Code UBSCCMS/UBSCCMF Other coding as required N/A

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    Rationale

    study the leading degree programme in this subject area that allows the student to combine work and study through supported online learning.

    A project module is compulsory for all students, with the difference that only Apprenticeship Scheme students study the Work Based Learning Project module (PRJ6PLW), and only non-apprenticeship students study the Undergraduate Project module (PRJ6PRO).

    Apprenticeship students study the majority of the BSc programme modules, alongside all other students. The difference between regular BSc students and Apprenticeship students, is that Apprenticeship students only study the Work Based Learning Project module, and that the regular BSc students only study the Project module.

    The Work Based Learning Project is a 40 credit module and runs in years 3 and 4. It enables the existing BSc programme to comply with the degree apprenticeship criteria of 4 years to completion. A dedicated tutor will be assigned to provide support for the Work Based Learning Project module.

    Entry requirements

    Entrants to this programme normally are required to have:

    obtained 96 UCAS tariff points (please refer to the 2017 UCAS Tariff tables) or an equivalent level of attainment through recognised qualifications not included in the UCAS tariff;*

    Or

    completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying** or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical** through which a Construction and Built Environment Diploma with a minimum DD profile was obtained or through which a Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum MMM profile was obtained, or an equivalent qualification;

    Or

    a current Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Associate qualification (AssocRICS) and be in relevant employment;***

    And

    GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.

    The academic level of International qualifications that are not listed on the UCAS tariff will be assessed using UK NARIC.

    All UCEM programmes are taught and assessed in English. In addition to the programme entry requirements listed above, all applicants will therefore be required to demonstrate adequate proficiency in the language before being admitted to a programme:

    GCSE Grade C or above in English Language or English Literature (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), or an equivalent

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    Entry requirements

    qualification. For further information on equivalent qualifications please contact admissions@ucem.ac.uk;

    Grade 5.5 or above, with at least 5.0 in the reading, writing and listening modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test administered by the British Council;

    79 or above in the Internet option, 213 or above in the computer-based option or 550 or above in the paper-based option, of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test.

    For English language requirements please click here.

    *Recognised qualifications having an equivalent level of attainment as those recognised by UCAS include: Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND), professional qualifications from recognised institutions, certain armed forces qualifications and partially completed degrees. There are also a wide range of international qualifications that are deemed to have UCAS point equivalent values. For more information on equivalent qualifications please contact admissions@ucem.ac.uk.

    ** Completion of this apprenticeship will need to be evidenced through a verified copy of the apprenticeship completion certificate as issued by the apprenticeship certification body.

    *** Relevant employment is employment in a job role that will support the applicant in developing the required skills, knowledge and behaviours.

    If a student does not meet the standard entry requirements, and is over 21 years of age, UCEM will consider the application on an individual basis. In these cases, the application will be assessed by the Programme Leader, who will give careful consideration to any professional and life experiences as well as any academic or vocational qualifications the student may hold. The student may be asked to provide a detailed personal statement and/or a reference or letter of support from an employer or mentor to support the application.

    Applications are assessed in accordance with the UCEM Code of Practice: Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning (click here).

    Students may apply to enter the programme in either semester.

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) or recognition of prior experiential learning (RPEL) routes into the Programme

    UCEM policy and procedures for Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) and Recognition of Prior Certificated Learning (RPCL) are set out in the UCEM Code of Practice: Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning. This policy statement takes precedence in any such decision.

    RPEL may be used for admission onto an undergraduate programme in accordance with the entry requirements stated in the section above.

    UCEM also recognises credit awarded by higher education degree awarding bodies in accordance with the relevant higher education qualifications framework and allows that credit to count towards module exemption from an undergraduate programme.

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    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) or recognition of prior experiential learning (RPEL) routes into the Programme

    Normally the maximum credit for prior learning that can be counted towards a programme is 66% (two thirds). RPEL and RPCL do not enable the transfer of credit/exemption from classification modules.

    Programme progression

    Successful completion of the BSc may enable the student to progress onto one of our MSc programmes.

    Award Regulations

    For details of the award, please view the Undergraduate Programme Assessment, Progression and Award Regulations and the Academic and General Regulations for Students.

    Career prospects Management of the development conservation and improvement of the built

    environment.

    Managing construction projects, site engineering, measuring and evaluating.

    Estimating the overall cost of carrying out building projects and buying materials according to programme.

    Planning pre-contract so work is carried out in the most efficient and economical way.

    Programme Aims Programme aims

    The UCEM BSc (Hons) in Construction Management provides students with a rigorous understanding of the principles, practices and ethics in a worldwide context involved in construction management up to first degree level standard. The programme reflects the academic underpinning necessary to prepare students for a career as a Chartered Builder, or other related international professional bodies and provides students with a progressive development of knowledge and skills over three stages of study.

    The programme is designed to ensure that graduates have a stimulating and challenging education, which prepares them well for their professional career and to produce capable individuals with the potential to progress to professional status and prepare for advancement to Masters level qualification. Students will develop a broad range of skills which are transferable across other industries.

    Emphasis is placed on the management of health and safety throughout the construction cycle, and also upon sustainability; economic, social and environmental.

    Market and internationalisation This programme is aimed at a UK and broad international audience; however, it has as its basis UK law and regulatory controls. The programme aims to utilise international case

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    Market and internationalisation studies to further understanding and where possible, international construction and surveying is considered along with international codes and conventions.

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    Learning Outcomes Having successfully completed the programme, the student will have met the following learning outcomes.

    Level 6 Relevant modules

    A Knowledge and understanding

    A1. Scientific principles in the context of the built environment and their relevance to building design and performance.

    A2. The legal system in application to the construction process in terms of contract performance, obligations, tort and statutory requirements.

    A3. The economic principles of the construction industry, their application and significance to the sector and the principles of management, business operation and commercial risk.

    A4. The properties of building materials and their performance characteristics with regard to the natural environment and their impact upon it.

    A5. Evaluate the characteristics of various construction techniques and their effect on building.

    A6. The application of project management skills to construction projects.

    A7. Project and site management skills through team work and continuous improvement.

    A8. The promotion of safe working and ethical practices and the setting of standards.

    A9. Research methods and their relative strengths and weaknesses.

    See Curriculum Map

    B Intellectual skills B1. Develop and use communication skills.

    B2. Research and use textual source information.

    B3. Integrate theory and practice.

    B4. Select and apply appropriate quantitative techniques of analysis and appraisal.

    B5. Write clearly and concisely.

    B6. Define, solve and advise on problems.

    B7. Research, collect and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

    B8. Think logically and critically.

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    Level 6 Relevant modules

    C Subject practical skills

    C1. Process, use and prese...

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